Wars and Rumors of War

According to Matthew 24:6, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."

Wars have always been an unfortunate part of human history, but in the End-Times, Jesus said they would get worse. In his Olivet Discourse he identified four phases of the future: "The Beginning of Birth Pains," "The Tribulation," "The Great Tribulation," and "After the Tribulation."

We are apparently living in the first phase, "The Beginning of Birth Pains." Jesus said there would be certain signs accompanying this period of time. One of them is "wars and rumors of war." During the past century we have had two world wars, the use of nuclear weapons, the cold war, terrorism, and cyberwarfare.

There will be other wars in the future, including the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4), the Beast's campaign to rule the world ( Revelation 13:5-8), the Battle of Armageddon( Revelation 19:11-21), and Satan's Last Stand ( Revelation 20:7-10) after the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.

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Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

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U.S. sends ballistic missile destroyers to counter North Korean threat after Pyongyang announces ‘new’ nuclear test

Apr. 7, 2014 - Because North Korea is planning more nuclear tests, and Japan has ordered their military to shoot down any threatening projectiles, the U.S. is sending two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat. the U.S. is also warning China against agression in the area following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Source: National Post
US defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea - Yahoo

Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border, Seoul says

Mar. 31, 2014 -
South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier.
Technically, the Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war since 1953 when the war there ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Lately North Korea has been frustrated with the slow pace of improvement in ties with the U.S. and South Korea. They have threatened to conduct a fourth nuclear test in the near future.
Source: Fox

NATO Commander Warns of Putin Invasion Threat

Mar. 23, 2014 -
NATO's top military commander said on Sunday Russia had built up a "very sizable" force on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region in another ex-Soviet republic, Moldova, in its sights after annexing Crimea.
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe is U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlov. According to him the 28-nation alliance needs to improve its readiness for possible conflict.
Source: NewsMax

Pentagon: U.S. Not Capable of Detecting Foreign Nuke Threats

Jan. 26, 2013 - The Pentagon’s Defense Science Board has released a report that warns:
“The nation is not yet organized or fully equipped” to detect clandestine nuclear activities across the globe, and in most cases “current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist.”
The report explains that current methods of treaty verification and inspections are not adequate.
Source: Free Beacon

North Korean leader warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US

Jan. 1, 2014 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that a small, accidental military clash with South Korea could lead to an all-out war.
''If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe,'' Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state television.
Source: WND

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